Principal- Marina Bill
Marina trained as a dancer then completed a teaching degree. After having children she founded the dance school in 2001 to be able to deliver high quality dance teaching and to offer the opportunity to perform for all students regardless of age of ability. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength offering a wide range of classes for little ones from 18 months to adults.
Head Girl - Sammi Graver
I’ve been at Norwich School of Dance since I was 3 years old, my confidence has grown since being here, making lots of great friends. During this time I’ve gained dance qualifications in ballet, tap and modern. I have enjoyed being apart of the ‘Performers' dance group and getting the opportunity to perform at the Ipswich Regent Theatre and other events around Norwich. After gaining my A levels at Sprowston High school I went on to get an apprenticeship at Once Upon a time nursery school which I have now completed with a distinction! I love working with children, supporting their development, watching them grow and succeed, and preparing them for school. As well as my Monday-Friday job, I’m also a swimming teacher for Norwich Penguins. My future goals are to gain more qualifications in early years to support me becoming a primary school teacher.
Dance Teacher - Hannah Grimes
Hannah trained in Norwich and performed in the first show Norwich School of Dance put on in 2003. Hannah completed her training at Performers College before working as a professional dancer. Hannah has now settled back in Norfolk and has returned to NSD. We are pleased to have Hannah on our teaching team.
Musical Theatre Teacher - Melanie Clark
Melanie graduated with a Musical Theatre Diploma from MEPA in 2012 and holds a BA Hons in Theatre from GSA (Guilford School of Acting).
Melanie is currently the choreographer for the UK and West End production of Peppa Pig Live. Between theatre tours Melanie teaches at NSD working closely to supportive development of children in theatre.
At Norwich School of Dance we endeavour to make our classes accessible, focused and enjoyable. We believe learning is at its best when students are relaxed and love what they do.
Classes are available for all ages and abilities. We follow the ISTD syllabus for Ballet, Tap and Modern dance. In addition we run classes in choreography, contemporary dance, creative dance, and acro.
Our school is in its 23rd year and we have our premises on Hall Road where we have a large studio with a sprung floor and a second studio and a dance supplies store, selling the relevant uniform and accessories.
Please contact us for more details or to book your trial class.
Dance Teacher - Holly Youngs
Holly started dancing with Marina at the tender age of 3 and was a duckling in our very first show. Holly remained with NSD throughout her dancing journey and was a part of our performance group for many years as well as performing in pantomimes. Holly now teaches for us and continues to inspire our senior students with her choreography and loves teaching the adults too.